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Arizona

  • IMPACT System Operating for 2019 Annual Emission Inventory Submittals  - 

    At the beginning of March, all facilities in Maricopa County that are required to submit an annual emissions inventory (AEI) for the 2019 reporting year (RY2019) were notified by email. If you didn't receive an email, then your facility is not »

  • The 2019 Reporting Season is Upon Us  - 

    Hazardous waste generators are required to submit their 2019 biennial reports (FAR) by March 1, 2020 through EPA's CDX RCRA website.Facilities storing hazardous materials in excess of reported quantities under CERCLA, are required to submit Tier II »

  • Updated Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Multi Sector General Permit  - 

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has updated the permit for the Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP). The 2019 MSGP replaces the 2010 MSGP and facilities have until February 28, 2020 to obtain the following:No exposure »

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Arkansas

  • Upcoming Change for Title V ACC and SAM Reports Electronic Submissions to ADEQ  - 

    ADEQ recently announced that starting January 1, 2020, the Title V Annual Compliance Certification (ACC) reports and the Semi-Annual Monitoring (SAM) reports will no longer be accepted by emailing Air Submission at airsubmission@adeq.state.ar.us. To »

  • Trinity Opens Fayetteville Branch Office  - 

    Trinity is pleased to announce that it has opened a branch office in Fayetteville to better serve clients in Northwest Arkansas. The main Arkansas Trinity office remains in Little Rock. For assistance please contact Amy Moore in Trinity's »

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California

  • TankESP Broadly Accepted by Regulatory Agencies  - 

    As a result of the recent revisions that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) made to AP-42 Chapter 7.1, industry and regulatory agencies are re-evaluating the tools they use for estimating storage tank emissions. The Bay Area Air »

  • Impacts on Northern California Air District Operations Due to COVID-19  - 

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, many air districts in Northern California are adjusting their day-to-day operations as many non-essential government staff transition to work from home. Industry personnel should be aware of changes to air »

  • Trinity Consultants is now an Accredited Verification Body for the LCFS Program  - 

    Trinity Consultants is proud to announce that we are now an accredited verification body for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Program. The list of the LCFS Verification bodies can be seen here.Under Executive order H3-20-146, Trinity Consultants' »

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Colorado

  • Proposed Regulation 22 in Colorado  - 

    On February 6, 2020, CDPHE released the draft rule language for Colorado's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting and Emission Reduction Requirements rule ( Regulation 22). Regulation 22 is divided into two sections - Part A and Part B. Part A describes GHG »

  • EPA Reclassifies Denver Ozone Nonattainment Area to Serious  - 

    On December 16th, EPA announced the finalized determination to reclassify the Denver Metro/North Front Range (DMNFR) ozone nonattainment area from “Moderate” to “Serious.” The reclassification will require the state to submit revisions to the state »

  • Oil and Gas Industry Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook  - 

    On November 13, 2019, Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) published the Oil and Gas Industry Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook and associated guidance document. The Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook is »

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Connecticut

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Idaho

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Illinois

  • Illinois EPA COVID-19 Update  - 

    As everyone is aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is having significant impacts on businesses and government agencies. As of March 20, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) has not released an official statement regarding the »

  • Proposed Ethylene Oxide Ambient Monitoring  - 

    The Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) issued a proposed rule to begin ambient air monitoring of ethylene oxide in the following locations: Northbrook, Schiller Park, Nilwood, Alton, and Bondville. The IPCB is proposing that the ambient »

  • Upcoming Reporting Requirements for Illinois Facilities  - 

    The beginning of the year is always the busiest time for environmental reporting for Illinois sources. The following is a summary of major environmental reports due in the first few months of the year.Semi-Annual Monitoring ReportsMany of the Clean »

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Iowa

  • Tier 2 E-Plan 2019 Submission & Training  - 

    IDNR will switch to E-Plan for online Tier 2 submission on January 1, 2020. E-Plan will be used to file 2019 Tier 2 chemical inventory report for Iowa due by March 1. The user's guide is posted for E-Plan on the Chemical Inventory Reporting webpage »

  • IDNR EASY Air is Live  - 

    IDNR's new online permitting software, EASY Air is now live. IDNR's electronic services website has resources for guidance and background information. IDNR recently held a detailed training webinar on how to use EASY Air and that recording should be »

  • IDNR Draft 2018 Impaired Waters List  - 

    The IDNR is seeking public comment on a newly released list of impaired waters in Iowa. Public comments will be accepted from November 14 through December 28, 2019. The primary recommendation is to remove 27 impairments from the 2018 list once EPA »

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Kansas

  • KDHE Publishes Draft 2020 303d List of Impaired Waters  - 

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) published the Draft 2020 Kansas 303(d) List of All Impaired & Potentially Impaired Waters on February 27, 2020. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires States to develop a list of water »

  • Updates to KDHE’s UST Program  - 

    On February 20, 2020, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) proposed several updates to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations under Kansas Administrative Regulation (KAR) 28-44. These updates are necessary to incorporate »

  • KDHE Work Schedule in Response to COVID 19  - 

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) environmental staff have established an alternative work schedule in response to the ongoing developments with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). With the exception of the Air Permitting »

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Louisiana

  • LDEQ Proposes Revisions to Water Quality Regulations  - 

    On February 20, 2020, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) proposed to amend the Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permitting regulations. In the proposed rule, WQ104, Federal Regulations, which became »

  • LDEQ Issues PotPourri for TANKs Software  - 

    On February 20, 2020, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) issued a PotPourri, 2002POT1, regarding the use of the EPA's TANKS 4.09d software. The EPA's TANKS software has been widely used for years to calculate Volatile Organic »

  • Water Quality Trading Program is Finalized by LDEQ  - 

    On October 20, 2019, the LDEQ finalized the water quality trading (WQT) program which was proposed on January 20, 2019. There are no significant changes between the proposed action and the final rule.The Final Rule WQ099S establishes and administers »

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Missouri

  • USEPA NPDES Compliance Initiative - Are You Submitting Your DMRs?  - 

    One of the USEPA's current national compliance initiatives targets a reduction in the rate of significant non-compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Examples of significant non-compliance include both »

  • Comment Period Open for Proposed Revisions to Air Regulations  - 

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is currently accepting comments on proposed revisions to 10 CSR 10-6.030, Sampling Methods for Air Pollution Sources. The proposed revisions update the incorporation by reference of USEPA test »

  • Comments Open on Missouri 2019 Monitoring Network Plan  - 

    Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has released the draft 2019 Monitoring Network Plan. This plan describes the ambient air monitoring stations used to determine compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Missouri's »

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Nebraska

  • NDEE Work Schedule in Response to COVID 19  - 

    The Nebraska Department of Environment Energy (NDEE) staff have adopted the following work schedule in response to the call to minimize large gatherings in order to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).Split shifts are »

  • EPA Proposed Revisions to NE SIP and Title V Permits  - 

    EPA proposed a rule (85 FR 8240 (02/13/2020) to approve a revision to the Nebraska SIP and Title V operating permits program. The proposed rule removes a provision to clarify that construction permits are not vacated when an operating permit is »

  • NDEE Inviting Comments on Air Permit Conditions I and II  - 

    The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) has added to the website redlined updates of the Conditions I and II documents used in air quality construction permits and operating permits, to address earlier comments received and »

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Nevada

  • Implications of COVID-19 on Nevada DEP Operations and Procedures  - 

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) - Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) has temporarily closed its offices to the public. Currently, NDEP - BAPC is maintaining limited staff in the »

  • Department of Air Quality Renamed to Department of Environment and Sustainability  - 

    Department of Air Quality to be renamed to Department of Environment and SustainabilityOn January 21, 2020 the Clark County Commission unanimously approved the Department of Air Quality (DAQ) to change its name to the Department of Environment and »

  • Clark County DAQ Implemented Adjusted Fee Schedules  - 

    Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ) updates their fee schedules annually to reflect the previous year's Urban Consumer Price Index. Updated fee schedules, effective January 29, 2020, have been implemented for Major Sources, Minor Sources, »

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New Hampshire

  • Amendments to Air Permit Application Forms  - 

    The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) published adopted amendments to the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules - Env-A 1700: Permit Application Forms on January 14, 2020. The changes were effective January 6, 2020.All »

  • Proposed Amendments to Env-A 1700 Permit Application Forms  - 

    The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) published proposed amendments to the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules - Env-A 1700: Permit Application Forms.The existing rules for permit applications are found in Env-A 1700, »

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New Jersey

  • Key NJDEP Air Program Changes in 2019  - 

    Last year was a busy year for air quality permitting stakeholders in New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) introduced several changes, proposed changes or changes to be proposed in the future that are expected to »

  • NJDEP Quarterly Industrial Stakeholders/Air Permitting Group Meeting Updates  - 

    On Friday October 4, 2019, the NJDEP held their Quarterly Industrial Stakeholders/Air Permitting Group Meeting (ISG). A summary of the key items discussed is provided below.NJ Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)The New Jersey Department of »

  • RGGI Re-established in New Jersey  - 

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) finalized its carbon dioxide (CO2) budget trading program, effective June 17, 2019 under N.J.A.C. 7:27C. The rule re-enters New Jersey in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and »

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New Mexico

  • NMED Begins Initial Stakeholder Process for Ozone Attainment Initiative (OAI)  - 

    The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has begun the initial public outreach efforts for the New Mexico Ozone Attainment Initiative (OAI). The OAI is the NMED's response to several areas in the state nearing the 2015 8-hour primary National »

  • Upcoming New Mexico Minor Source Emission Inventory  - 

    The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) - Air Quality Bureau will be conducting an emission inventory (EI) for all minor sources located in the state of New Mexico for reporting year 2020. For those unfamiliar with EIs, an emission inventory is »

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New York

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Ontario

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

  • RIDEM Proposes Regulation for Climate Resilience Fund  - 

    On September 23, 2019, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) published proposed regulations to create a Climate Resilience Fund of $5,000,000. The funds will provide grants to Governmental and Non-profit entities for »

  • Proposed Revisions to the Rhode Island’s RACT SIP  - 

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) published proposed revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) with respect to reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and »

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South Carolina

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Texas

  • TCEQ Emissions Inventory Updates For Reporting Year 2019  - 

    Emissions Inventory (EI) reporting applicability is based on attainment status of the county where the site is located, the potential to emit (PTE) of regulated pollutants and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and actual emissions of regulated »

  • TCEQ Short-Term Guidance for Storage Tanks Has Been Updated  - 

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has revised their short-term guidance documents for estimating emissions from both fixed roof and floating roof tanks, to reflect the latest updates to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) »

  • Ozone Nonattainment Redesignation - How Does it Impact your Permitting Plans for 2020?  - 

    On September 23, 2019, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) nonattainment areas were reclassified to “serious” nonattainment for the 2008 eight-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Therefore, major »

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Utah

  • Impacts on Utah Division of Air Quality Operations Due to COVID-19  - 

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) is adjusting its day-to-day operations as many non-essential government staff transition to work from home. Industry personnel should be aware of changes to air district »

  • The Utah Roadmap  - 

    The Utah Roadmap - Utah's Focus on Continuous Air Quality ImprovementLast year, the Utah Legislature provided $200,000 of funding to the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. This funding helped to complete a study of climate »

  • Guidance on Utah’s R307-130 - General Penalty Policy  - 

    On January 8, 2020, the Utah Attorney General's Office discussed compliance and enforcement with the Utah Air Quality Board. They presented on R307-130, General Penalty Policy. Given the State's trend of increased focus on compliance and »

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Virginia

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Washington

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Washington, DC

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Wyoming

  • WYDEQ Request for Information on Wellsite Equipment  - 

    The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) has requested that all production site operators develop and submit equipment inventories for their operations in Wyoming. The inventories will include emission units, control devices, and »

  • Ozone Action Days Happening Early in the Upper Green  - 

    The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) has already issued ozone outlooks and action days this winter for the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) in southwest Wyoming. Ozone outlooks are issued when meteorological conditions conducive to »

  • Carbon Capture in Wyoming  - 

    The University of Wyoming is collaborating with Rocky Mountain Power, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Wyoming Governor's office to conduct a study on the feasibility of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and beneficial use.The study will focus on »

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